# Kathy hochul
New Watchdog Bureau to Keep Eye on Pharmacy Industry, Prescription Costs
A shot of a medical building along Delaware Avenue in Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently celebrated the creation of the Department of Financial Services' Pharmacy Benefits Bureau, whose purpose will be to supervise and provide licensing to Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and observe the impact and cost of health care on consumers.
$11 Million from State Budget Gives Boost to Healthy Families New York Program
A shot of the Highmark building in downtown Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently celebrated the allocation of $11 million in funding from the New York State Budget for the Healthy Families New York program across several state counties. The program, which is run by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, promotes prenatal care, helps with birth outcomes, and fosters positive growth between parents and children.
New York expands cooling assistance eligibility in $15M program
(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday that $15 million is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program to offer cooling assistance to applicants that meet HEAP eligibility criteria and income thresholds, which have now been expanded.
Hochul Celebrates Grand Opening of $1 Billon Wolfspeed Facility in Mohawk Valley
The grand opening of the new Wolfspeed Facility in New York's Mohawk Valley.Photo courtesy of New York State Governor's Office. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently celebrated the grand opening of the brand new Wolfspeed 200mm silicon carbide fabrication facility at the Marcy Nanocenter on the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute campus in Marcy, New York.
Hochul Celebrates Purchase of Rensselaer Plateau as Part of Earth Week
A shot of the Rensselaer Plateau.Photo Courtesy of Nate Simms. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently unveiled the acquisition and now permanent protection of roughly 1,175 acres of forested lands connecting the town of Grafton, New York, with the Pittstown State Forest on the Rensselaer Plateau, as part of New York state’s Earth Week celebration.
Hochul Awards $62.4 Million for Bettered Emergency Communications Infrastructure
A traffic sign guides commuters with downtown Buffalo, New York in the background.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently made available $62.4 million in funding to assist county-level endeavors that will be strengthening emergency communications and interoperability features of infrastructure utilized by first responders.
New York, Partnering States Sign Agreement for Clean Energy Hydrogen Hub
A shot of Buffalo, New York along the Niagara River with the Peace Bridge in the distance.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. In a major win for regional clean energy, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed off on a multi-state agreement with Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, as well as 40 hydrogen ecosystem partners, to become one of a minimum of four clean energy hydrogen hubs chosen through the federal Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program.
New York State Becomes Top Community Solar Market in U.S.
The sun shines down on ARTPark in Lewiston, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently revealed that New York state is now the top community solar market in the United States, pushing further towards her climate goal to achieve 70% of the state’s electricity from renewable resources by 2030.
One Million in Funding Made Available for Expanding Opioid Treatment Programs
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced roughly one million in new funding through the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant Supplemental award for Opioid Treatment Program Providers (OTPPs).
Hochul Launches SUNY Childcare Initiative, $4.5 Million in Funding
A shot of the Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia in Fredonia, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently launched a new State University of New York (SUNY) childcare initiative, accompanied by $4.5 million in state and federal funding, to expand on and create new childcare facilities across all SUNY campuses for use by faculty and students alike.
State DMV Recovers $1.65 Million from Crooked Car Dealerships, Garages
A shot of Interstate 190 in Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. As the spring months begin to break through the gray of winter, New Yorkers are working hard to keep their vehicles in top shape for the good weather. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently made public the announcement that over $1.65 million in goods and services from fraudulent or faulty repair shops or vehicle dealerships has been recovered by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) across New York state.
NYC Daily Roundup 03/03: Gov. Hochul pushes for to-go drinks to stay, Knicks lose in Philly & more news
(Victor J. Blue/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) Happy Thursday, fellow New Yorkers! Today is March 3, and this is another edition of the New York City Daily Roundup — a short outline of the top news stories from across the five boroughs.
Hochul Cuts Ribbon at New Taystee Lab Building
New York State Governor Kathy Hochul cuts the ribbon at the new Taystee Lab Building in West Harlem, New York.Photo courtesy of New York State Governor's Office. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently cut the ribbon at the brand-new $700 million Taystee Lab Building in West Harlem, New York's Manhattanville Factory District.
$41 Million in Funding to Benefit State Clean Water, Drinking Water Projects
A shot of a marina along the Niagara River in Tonawanda, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced the approval of $41 million in state funding to be disbursed to various municipalities for a number of water and sewer infrastructure projects.
New York State Sees $2 Billion in Wages in First 30 Days of Mobile Sports Betting
A local neighborhood in Cheektowaga, New York showing off Buffalo Bills pride.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. When New York state began mobile sports wagering on January 8, 2022, people expected a big influx of revenue from it, but the record-breaking near $2 billion in wagers within the first thirty days exceeded all expectations. The number, reportedly more than any state has ever previously reported, is expected to generate $70 million in state tax revenue for programs like education, youth sports, and more via mobile sports wagering state law.
Hochul Urges Con Edison to Review Policies in New York
Recent winter weather ravaging New York state has left many with high power bills.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently submitted a letter through the Public Service Commission (PSC) to Con Edison energy company, following a reported surge in New York state energy costs that took many New Yorkers by surprise this winter.
$64 Million Allocated to Assist Families and Survivors of Domestic Violence
A shot of a local neighborhood in Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. With the COVID-19 pandemic came a new wave of unexpected domestic violence that blindsided many and left countless in bad situations. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently revealed the allocation of over $64 million in federal funding for the aid of domestic violence and abuse survivors, children, and households in New York state.
NYC Daily Roundup 02/09: Gov. Kathy Hochul to rescind statewide indoor mask mandate, Nets routed in Brooklyn & more news
(Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) Happy Wednesday, fellow New Yorkers! Welcome back to the New York City Daily Roundup — the best way to catch the latest news from around the five boroughs each day. Today is Feb. 9, and we are just a few days away from Valentine's Day — have you made arrangements or ordered your loved one's gifts?
$100 Million to Benefit New Health Crisis Stabilization Centers
Apartments in Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced the allocation of more than $100 million in funding for 12 brand-new New York state Intensive Crisis Stabilization Centers that will offer immediate care to individuals undergoing a behavioral health crisis, while also off-setting behavioral crises being treated in overcrowded local emergency rooms. The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), both aim to be directly involved in the development of the centers.
NYC Daily Roundup 02/07: City employees gather for protest of vaccine mandates, Nets lose eight straight and more news
(Victor J. Blue/Getty Images) (NEW YORK) Happy Monday, fellow New Yorkers! Hope you all had a splendid weekend. Welcome back for another Monday edition of the New York City Daily Roundup — the most concise way to catch the latest news from around the Big Apple. Today is Feb. 7 and it's the last work week before the upcoming Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. Let us know in the comments who you're rooting for!